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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,506 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,506
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 68
Gots: 181 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Turbodog is a dark brown ale brewed with Willamette hops and a combination of pale, crystal and chocolate malts. This combination gives Turbodog its rich body and color and a sweet chocolate toffee-like flavor. Turbodog began as a specialty ale but has gained a huge loyal following and has become one of our flagship brews.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2001)
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3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a dark brown with some ruby hue, solid fluffy layer of head that has good retention, a bit of lace runs down the sides.

S- chocolate and caramel, dark prunes, and some spicy hops

T- toasted malt gives way to chocolate and toffee, mild notes of dark fruit, finishes with some citrusy hop and bready grain.

M- medium body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and smooth finish

O- great balance and extremely drinkable. Nothing is overbearing which makes it highly sessionable.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

chestnut colored, decent maltiness but just a rather bland beer. Very little going on here. Nothing offensive, just boring. Like many other Abita beers, it's the standard run of the mill beer that doesn't offend, yet there's nothing spectacular about it.

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3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Best By 06/03/13. Took a break from the Sam Adams Spring Thaw pack to give this one a first-time.

Pours a translucent brown with some red hues poking through. Great-looking finger's worth of fluffy beige head capping this brew. Looks like draft root beer.

Very mild nose. Light chocolate and brown ale notes. Hints of something caramelly, or maybe toffee. Chocolate is definitely here, though. Smells malty. Lightly soapy, too.

Some milk chocolate, English toffee, herbal hops, malty session ale sweetness, moderate bitterness, medicinal notes, root vegetable quality, and obligatory nuttiness. A bit of cola in the middle. Finishes with malty roast and some Willamette. There's enough going on here! Pleasantly surprised by this Southern English Brown.

Very quaffable. Chunky body full of dextrins. Clunky carbonation is delightfully clumsy. Splashes in the mouth. There's even a thin booze note.

I wouldn't call it complex, but this beer has a lot to offer. Great sessionable English-style ale. Chocolate and toffee make an intriguing combo; not exactly used to it. An enjoyably easy twelve-ouncer to slam back between other beers.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From 01/20/13 notes. Had on tap at some sports bar in Chicago. 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a murky reddish-brown color with one finger of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bready malts, wheat, dark fruits, nuts, toasted malts, grains, and biscuit malts. Fruit is nice, very malty.

t - Tastes of sweet fruity malts, dark fruits, earthy notes, bread, wheat, grains, toasted malts, nuts, and light sweet caramel malts. Sweeter than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink beer.

o - Overall a decent brown ale. Sweet and some nice fruit to it, and easy to drink. Nothing mind blowing but could revisit at a bar with not a lot of craft options.

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,506 ratings.